IOM 65th Anniversary - A World on the Move


Migration: A Measure of Humanity’s Dignity

IOM rose from the ashes of World War Two 65 years ago. In the battle-scarred continent of Europe, no government alone could help survivors who wanted no more than an opportunity to resume their lives in freedom and with dignity. The first incarnation of IOM was created to resettle refugees during this post-war period.


What is the price of a human being? -campaign


Finland - IOM Helsinki has launched a new counter trafficking public information campaign: “What is the price of a human being?”

Human trafficking in Finland includes labour exploitation and sexual abuse. Reported victims have been both Finnish and foreign nationals.

“The campaign aims to educate the citizens, especially youth about human trafficking and to inform people about responsible consumerism to reduce demand. Raising awareness is key to identify victims,” said IOM Helsinki campaign coordinator Tuija von der Pütten.



  • Hopeful Syrians learn about Finnish society and customs

    Learning Finnish words was the most hilarious part of the recent Pre-Departure Orientation training that was held for Finland-bound quota refugees in Turkey. Over 200 persons, all of them Syrian, participated in the three-day training organized by IOM Finland in partnership with IOM Ankara Country office and the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences.

  • Health and social workers to get tools to help victims of trafficking

    Today IOM Finland is launching a new project aimed at giving health and social workers better tools to identify and help victims of trafficking. The launch meeting was held as a picnic in Tähtitorninmäenpuisto in Helsinki, with the expert group of the project.

  • 121 persons returned through Assisted Voluntary Return in May

    ​The number of persons returning to their countries of origin through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration in May was 121, slightly less than in April. The total number of migrants assisted with voluntary return by IOM Finland during 2017 is 787. The total number of return countries is 25.

  • Cultural Diversity, Monimuotoisuus, Culture

    Diversity is Destiny! We Make our Future and Diversity Makes Us

    Cultural diversity is the driving force of modern life, has a crucial role in development and underpins the wealth of nations. We will celebrate it this week by observing World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

  • Paluu Suomesta Afganistaniin - IOM:n tuki palaajille

    Kansainvälinen siirtolaisuusjärjestö (IOM) toimii Suomessa Maahanmuuttoviraston palvelutarjoajana avustetun vapaaehtoisen paluun ja paluutuen toteutuksessa.